Seattle-based Writer, Author, Poet, Writing Teacher
EVENTS 2024

Upcoming Dancing with the Muse in Old Age Events 

April 8, 2024. University of Washington Faculty Auxiliary. Presentation on Thriving While Old.

Writing Courses Offered

 

Note: For the writer, the journey from wishful to virtuoso is one whose alchemical transformations occur entirely within a process of work. In our classes we work very hard. Are you ready to work and have you cleared enough time to do every assignment to the best of your ability? That is the question to ask yourself as you consider taking one or another of these courses. Oh, yes, we do have fun. But we groan too, and we work.

 

Winter Seminar 2024

 

Held on ZOOM. The virus is not over and also, we now welcome writers who can’t get to Seattle without driving (or flying) for six hours.

Six sessions. Cost  $400. Held during the day on six Mondays from 1–3 pm. Limited to 12. I send the link shortly before class and am available on Zoom at 12:30 to chat.

In this seminar we will compose, as usual, two new pieces (can be short fiction or nonfiction) and revise a work-in-progress to completion. We will work on sentences, as we do. We now do all sentence work from week to week. The portfolios (three pieces plus the List of Works) will be due postmarked on Monday May 6, 2024.

 

Form: Titled Theme
Theme: You may choose between “Games” or “Birds / Flight.”

 

Required books:
The Writer’s Portable Mentor, second edition.
Our extra book: Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds
Reader brought by Priscilla

 

We will meet:
Class 1: Monday, January 8, 2024, 1–3
Skip January 15 (MLKing Day
Class 2: Monday, January 22, 2024, 1–3
Skip January 29, 2024
Class 3: Monday, February 5, 2024, 1–3
Skip February 12, 2024
Class 4: Monday, February 19, 2024, 1–3
Skip February 26, 2024
Class 5: Monday, March 4, 2024, 1–3
Class 6: Monday, Monday March 11, 2024, 1–3

 

 

June Intensive 2024

 

Held on ZOOM. The virus is not over and also, we now welcome writers who can’t get to Seattle without driving (or flying) for six hours.

Six sessions. Cost  $400. Held in the evenings from 7 to 9 pm. Final portfolio is due May 1, 2023. Limited to 12. I send the link shortly before class and am available on Zoom at 6:30 to chat.

 

In this seminar we will compose, as usual, two new pieces (can be short fiction or nonfiction) and revise a work-in-progress to completion. We will work on sentences, as we do. We now do all sentence work from week to week. The portfolios (three pieces plus the List of Works) will be due postmarked on Friday September 20, 2024.

 

Form: Titled Theme
Theme: You may choose between “Games” or “Birds / Flight.”

 

Required books:
The Writer’s Portable Mentor, second edition.
Our extra book: Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds
Reader brought by Priscilla

 

We will meet:
Class 1: Monday June 3, 2024, 7–9 p.m.
Skip June 10.
Class 2: Monday June 17, 2024, 7–9 p.m.
Skip June 24.
Class 3: Monday July 1, 2024, 7–9 p.m.
Skip July 8.
Class 4: Monday July 15, 2024, 7–9 p.m.
Skip July 22.
Class 5: Monday July 29, 2024, 7–9 p.m.
Note only two days between penultimate class and the last class.
Class 6: Wednesday July 31, 2024, 7–9 p.m.